LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – A dog food company has issued a recall in California and several other states for a product that may be contaminated with a pet euthanasia drug.
This week Illinois-based Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food voluntarily recalled certain 12-ounce cans of its Hunk of Beef product because they may be contaminated with pentobarbital. According to a news release from Evanger’s, animals that ingest pentobarbital can show side effects including “drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, or nausea, or in extreme cases, possibly death.”READ MORE: Five Arrested After Wild Pursuit Ends With Car Crashing Into Pole, Flipping Over
Evanger’s reports that the recall applies to cans manufactured between June 6 and June 13 of 2016 with the following lot numbers:
1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HBREAD MORE: Pasadena Unified School District Parents Voice Concerns About Return To Classrooms, Vaccines, Testing
The cans have an expiration date of June 2020. The cans were sold in stores and distributed online in the following states: California, Washington, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
So far, according to Evanger’s, five dogs have become ill from eating Hunk of Beef. One of the five dogs died.MORE NEWS: LA Community College District Board Mandates Vaccinations, Masks
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